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Hens with bare butts

Discussion in 'Chickens' started by Laidback1, Oct 10, 2017.

  1. Oct 10, 2017
    Laidback1

    Laidback1 Exploring the pasture

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    All 8 of our hens have been looking like this for the last several months. Any thoughts why and what we can do?
    Help appreciated!
     
  2. Oct 10, 2017
    rosti

    rosti Chillin' with the herd

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    Following, because I've long wondered the same thing...
     
  3. Oct 11, 2017 at 6:40 PM
    Gingerpool

    Gingerpool Chillin' with the herd

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    My flock used to have that problem. We think the problem was either lice because we noticed they all had lice. Or the fact we left their light on 24/7 over the winter. Chickens in the light all the time end up going mad, like we would if we had the lights on all the time.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 1:51 PM
    Alaskan

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    I would guess parasites of one in or another.

    I would do a careful coop cleaning and treat the coop and the chickens.
     
  5. Oct 13, 2017 at 7:02 AM
    Laidback1

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    What would you treat them with? We've done several coop cleanings and then put Out Dia... Earth in sand for their " grooming".....
     
  6. Oct 13, 2017 at 1:22 PM
    Alaskan

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    I would spray them and the coop with permethrin. A strong concentration in the coop.